Can an NFL coach actually become more popular by losing his first game than by winning it?
San Francisco’s Mike Singletary is testing that theory.
After watching his 49ers stumble through a 34-13 loss to Seattle — a game in which he benched quarterback J.T. O’Sullivan and sent petulant tight end Vernon Davis to the showers early — a seething Singletary first apologized to fans, then explained he’s not going to stand for selfish, shoulder-shrugging losers in his locker room.
The coach was a bit more circumspect Monday when he met with reporters and clarified his comments about Davis.